American Pathways Univeristy
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Institutional Vision

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Introducing students to the WORLD OF IDEAS and preparing graduates for the WORLD OF WORK.

University Mission

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American Pathways University provides an affordable, accessible, and authorized program of Christian-based higher education that introduces students to the world of ideas and prepares graduates for the world of work by facilitating immediate and long-term intellectual, professional, and personal development in thinking, doing, and being as cornerstones for life-long learning, spiritual formation, personal freedom, successful lives, vocational careers, financial self-reliance, and community leadership.


The Educational Purposes of American Higher Education Curriculum

In the United States of America colleges and universities generally require students to complete a course of study that includes General Education, a specialized field of emphasis called The Major, and additional courses of the student’s choice called Electives. Most American colleges and universities, such as American Pathways University, share broad educational goals. One is a love of learning and lifelong pursuit of the world of knowledge for its own sake and its personal, vocational, and societal benefits. Another is cultivating thoughtful and responsible persons and citizens who are vocational skilled and prepared for the world of work and professional and community leadership.

The Educational Purposes of General Education Curriculum

General education in the liberal arts and sciences, in concert with the major, is essential to facilitating American Pathways University outcomes of lifelong learning, vocational accomplishment, financial self-reliance, personal success, intellectual growth, ethical maturity, and community leadership. Drawing from depth and breadth of the world of essential ideas and information, general education equips students in foundational knowledge and values, critical thinking and problem solving, and other analytical and academic skills that enhance these outcomes.

The Educational Purposes of Major Field Curriculum

The major field vocational clusters and pathways of American Pathways University in business applications, allied health counseling, management and leadership, vocational ministry, applied psychology, and professional studies are designed to prepare students with skills and competencies that allow graduates access to and advancement in careers in business, counseling, management, consulting, ministry, education, and leadership and continued study at the graduate level. Informed by the world of work and requirements of professions and graduate schools, the major fields prepare graduates for specialized vocational and educational success.

State Authorization

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American Pathways University (APU) has been authorized by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) to operate in the State of Colorado since 2004. For the listing of American Pathways University by the CDHE as a private institution of higher education, go to The CDHE has determined state authorization is probationary with the understanding that APU must make satisfactory progress in securing accreditation by a recognized US Department of Education accreditor. Contingent on periodic review of such progress, the CDHE has the authority to continue probationary status or revoke the authorization to operate in the state as an institution of higher education.

For additional information, please contact the Colorado Department of Higher Education, ATTN: Heather DeLange at (303) 866-4209.



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aale_logoAccreditation is the primary means by which the quality of higher education and programs is assured. Accreditation is a voluntary, private and nongovernmental process, and a form of self-regulation in which colleges, universities and programs of higher education in the United States have come together to develop standards, policies, and procedures for self-examination and judgment by peers. The process includes Self-Study by the institution and Site-Visit evaluations by scholars and university administrators.


From 2007-2015 American Pathways University was a member of the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE), national accreditor of outstanding liberal arts colleges and universities, with the status of institutional accreditation (2010-2015). Currently APU is pursing accreditation with the U.S. Department of Education recognized national accreditor that specializes in certifying career training programs.




Student Financial Aid

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Student Financial Aid


APU does not participate in the Federal student financial aid program. However, the University offers qualified students an institutional tuition scholarship for up to 80% of tuition cost, depending on affiliation, residency, community service, and income—with the tuition and fees cost of a four-year bachelors degree as low as $3,200 after the 80% scholarship is applied. APU’s scholarship grants are similar to Federal Pell Grants that do not have to be repaid, but unlike Pell Grants APU’s scholarship program has no annual financial aid cap of the amount available to qualified students.

The Campus

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The University is a campus without boundaries, consisting of administrative and student service centers and classroom instructional sites located across the 32 Denver neighborhoods of APU’s service area. Instructional sites are equipped with audio/visual instructional aides and internet connectivity. The campus provides convenient access to educational programs and classes and empowers students to LEARN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES. APU’s educational programs are accessible, affordable, and authorized for all students who want to learn the world of ideas and prepare for the world of work


Ammons Instructional Site
1380 Ammons St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
APU Administrative Center
Franklin Instructional Site
2227 Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80205
Park Instructional Site
1130 W. Park Ave.
Denver 80202
California Instructional Site
2501 California St.
Denver, CO 80205
High Instructional Site
2101 High St.
Denver, CO 80205
Smith Advisement Services Center and Instructional Site
6090/6100 Smith Rd.
Denver, CO 80216
Champa Instructional Site
2544 Champa St.
Denver 80205
Marion Instructional Site
1520/1530/1567 Marion St.
Denver, CO 80218
Washington Advisement Services Center and Instructional Site
2530 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80205


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